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Crab Soup Bowl #10 of Links to Orioles, Ravens, and MD Sports

This is the tenth of what is a (mostly) regular weekly feature on The Baltimore Wire of links to interesting Baltimore and Maryland sports stories on the web.

In the bowl of crab soup this week are links to these stories

Ingredient #1 – In this really well-presented article, Steve Melewski of MASN writes about the great value that Miguel Gonzalez is for the Orioles – comparing his numbers to some more well-known and much higher-paid pitchers.

Ingredient #2 – Much has been written in a number of places about the abundance of wide receiver options in the NFL over this offseason. This article by Jeff Zrebiec of The Sun lists these options in free agency, salary cap casualties, and the college draft.

Ingredient #3 – The University of Maryland is feeling pretty good about their football recruiting efforts, particularly in signing local 5-star offensive tackle Damian Prince. Read about it all here.

Ingredient #4 – This article talks about how Joe Flacco is soon going to be getting a new play book from Gary Kubiak. The old saying of “getting on the same page” really applies here, as there is new verbiage to grasp and an entire new football language to learn.

Ingredient #5 – It is terribly difficult to estimate how well new Orioles pitcher Suk-min Yoon will perform, particularly in the AL East. This article is the best analysis I have seen on the subject, but it is impossible to truly predict due to the number of variables.

Ingredient #6 – The JHU lacrosse team opened their season with a 10-9 triple overtime win against #14 Ohio State. It was the second-longest game in school history. This article previewing their second game against Towson is full of interesting JHU lacrosse information.


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